The Wellesley Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for $4,250 in grants to support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs to be held held after Jan. 1, 2014.
According to Council Chairperson Arlene Schulz, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in the town of Wellesley — including exhibits, performances, festivals, workshops, and lectures.
The Wellesley Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.
Last year, funded projects included: Heritage Chorale, Wellesley Community Art Project, Wellesley High School/Educational Theater Guild, Wellesley Choral Society, Wellesley Players, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra and more.
For specific guidelines and complete information on the Wellesley Cultural Council, visit our website: www.WellesleyLCC.com or contact Arlene Schulz, Chair at 781-235-8384. A user-friendly application is found online at our site under the “Application” tab; simply pull up the application, type in your information, and print out. It is very important that the Wellesley guidelines are followed precisely. Another place to find the application and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program is https://www.mass-culture.org .